The '''American Museum of Natural History''' (abbreviated as '''AMNH'''), located on the Upper West Side
, New York City
, is one of the largest museum
s in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park
, the museum complex comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 33 million specimens
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of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifact
s, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies more than . The museum has a full-time scientific staff of 225, sponsors over 120 special...